Fancy Car

Ecclesiastes 9:17

17The quiet words of the wise are   more to be heeded than the shouts of   a ruler of fools. 

Brrmmm!!! A very loud engine sound had just disturbed a peaceful night in a tranquil neighborhood. A fancy car had gone beyond the allowed speed limit; then, a prominent ambulance siren passed by the same route, few moments later. Morning news reported a man had a life-altering accident after his fancy car went over speed limit. Such tragic incident is not an isolated misfortune. Over speeding is listed as number one cause of road accidents.

Personally, would you consider that as disrespect to others when loud-engine cars are driven around quiet neighborhood? Should irritated individuals wish for those noise-loving and over speeding drivers to learn a lesson about respect of others through painful accidents? Should traffic violators and individuals who intentionally disturb a peaceful neighborhood serve as counselors? Likewise, is it wise, clever or astute to listen to the voice of noisy individuals?

The fable of the ant and the cricket illustrates the silent wise and the loud fool. While the busy ant silently but steadily collected food in summer, the loud playful cricket eccentrically danced, sang and tried to disturbed the peaceful and diligent ant. Rain came, the wise ant had food for its family, but the fool cricket died in hunger. Biblically, it teaches us in Proverbs 6:6-8, 6Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! 7It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, 8yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.

To seek counsel is advisable, but we’ve got to be prayerful and ask God to lead us to the right person who may counsel us for our betterment. Thus, it is most advisable to seek counsel from individuals who practice what they teach. Ironically, human nature desires flattery or positive words of advice only; but, godly counsel is always oppose to sinful human desires.

Lord Jesus, lead me to the right person for godly advice.

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